Food Wars Season 5 Episode 3 has been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The first two episodes of the anime series revealed a lot about the storyline and how it is entirely different from the manga. It has lead to speculation that the ending of the Food Wars anime adaptation could be totally different from the manga ending. Food Wars Season 5 air date has been delayed by almost three weeks and here are more details on the anime and manga story difference.
Food Wars Season 5 Anime is not following the Manga Source
Food Wars Season 5: The Fifth Plate premiere has revealed that the anime adaptation has cut out many scenes from the manga chapters to keep the story arcs precise. It was revealed in Episode 2 that half of the runtime consists of anime-only scenes that never happened in the manga series. Erina has received an invitation of BLUE Preliminaries which never happened in the original storyline.
Food Wars Season 5 has introduced an entirely new character as the Totsuki teacher named Suzuki, which is why there are so many original scenes including him. It is too early to decide whether the anime will end the same way as the “Shokugeki no Soma” manga series or will change the ending based on pubic feedback.
Even though there are a lot more original scenes in “Food Wars” Season 5 and it might take a different story, but the conclusion could be the same. Fans who have read the manga were not happy with the climax and it is why Food Wars Season 5 ending could be changed for the anime series.
Food Wars Season 5 Episode 3 Delay due to COVID-19
Food Wars Season 5 has been delayed by the Coronavirus outbreak as the anime creators are advised to work from home. While some of the anime series are entirely postponed, the next episode of Food Wars has been delayed by almost three weeks.
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As per the “Shokugeki no Soma” official website, the reruns of the previous season will air on the timeslot for Food Wars Season 5 new episodes on April 24, May 1, and May 8. It means the earliest possible release date for Episode 3 is May 15 if there are no more delays.